Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, which is adjacent to Lansing, the state capital. To view maps of campus and the surrounding Lansing area click here. Printer friendly version.
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Driving Directions to MSU Campus
From Capital City Airport:
(Flights available daily from most major carriers, please consult your travel agent)- From the main airport entrance, turn right on Grand River Avenue. Turn left onto Waverly Road. Take Waverly to Interstate 496 East. Exit on Trowbridge Road, which will come to a stop at the western edge of the MSU campus.
Follow Interstate 96 West to Lansing. Exit North on US 127. Follow US 127 to Trowbridge Road, which will come to a stop at the western edge of the MSU campus.
Follow Interstate 94 to Interstate 69 (about 20 miles East of Battle Creek, MI). Go North on I-69 to Interstate 96. Take I-96 East to US 127. Follow US127 to Trowbridge Road, which will come to a stop at the western edge of the MSU campus.
Follow Hwy. 401 to London. At London, follow Hwy. 402 through to Sarnia. Hwy 402 goes over BlueWater Bridge and becomes Interstate 94. Follow I-94 till the exit to Interstate 69 Flint. Follow I-69 to US 127. Follow US 127 south to Trowbridge Road, which comes to a stop at the western edge of the MSU campus.
From Western Edge of Campus to Laboratories:
There are two buildings containing the laboratories of Dr. Zacharewski, Biochemistry and the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center (NFSTC). Dr. Zacharewski's office is in the NFSTC building, room 241. On the campus map above, the coordinates are approximately G-16 for the Biochemistry Building, and H-16 for NFSTC. Please note that there are several ways to approach these buildings on campus depending on the side of campus that you enter on. Directions will be given from Trowbridge Road, please consult the map for other alternatives.
From Trowbridge Road to NFSTC:
Continue past Harrison Road on Trowbridge Road. Trowbridge Road veers left and becomes Red Cedar Road. Turn right at this point to continue on Trowbridge Road. Continue past the traffic light to the gate of the NFSTC parking lot. There are a few metered spaces outside the gate. It is best to make prior arrangements so a lab member can allow you into the visitor parking area. Dr. Zacharewski's office is in room 241 of the NFSTC building.
From Trowbridge Road to the Biochemistry building:
Continue past Harrison Road on Trowbridge Road. Trowbridge Road veers left, turning into Red Cedar Road. Turn right at this point to continue on Trowbridge Road. Turn left at the traffic light onto Farm Lane Road. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Wilson Road. The Biochemistry building is the second building on the left. There are a few parking spaces in front of the building, and in the parking lot across Wilson Road. The lab is in room 501.
Parking on Campus
Michigan State University is a very large institution and, as at most other large schools, parking is sometimes difficult to come by. Campus parking enforcement is very aggressive, so be advised that parking in a restricted area will likely result in ticketing. Please read all signs. Metered spaces are reserved for guests, however they are often taken. Visitor parking permits can be arranged, please consult Dr. Zacharewski for details.
Other Modes of Transportation
Lansing is well served by public transportation. In addition to the Capitol City Airport, which is served by most major air carriers, train and bus service are available.
Amtrak rail service is convenient to campus, with the East Lansing train station located quite near the MSU campus at the intersection of Trowbridge and Harrison Roads. There is daily direct service originating from Chicago (arriving in Lansing approximately 2:40pm) or Toronto, Canada (arriving in Lansing approximately 4:00pm). Amtrak also provides daily indirect (train-bus connection) service, please consult a travel agent or the Amtrak website for details.
Greyhound and Indian Trails Motorcoach both serve the Lansing community with daily service. Please consult the websites or a travel agent for details. Lansing also has a local public bus system, the Capital Area Transit Authority (CATA), with service to and on the MSU campus.
Should you need any assistance with directions or other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.